iPad Slow After iOS 4.2.1 Update; Fixes

In addition to some iPhone users, several iPad users are reporting slowness after the update to iOS 4.2.1. Note that these performance problems may resolve themselves after a few minutes or hours as Spotlight finishes indexing the device. Failing that, try these fixes: Perform a “hard reset.” Hold down the sleep/wake and home buttons simultaneously […]

iPhone Slow After iOS 4.2.1 Update; Fixes

Some users have reported poor performance after the update to iOS 4.2.1. These users report delays in opening apps, switching between apps. They also report that the keyboard is slow to appear when beginning to enter text. Fixes Perform a “hard reset.” Hold down the sleep/wake and home buttons simultaneously for roughly 15-20 seconds, until […]

Apple Confirms iOS 4.1 Fixes Proximity Sensor, Bluetooth, iPhone 3G Slowness

Apple today announced that iOS 4.1, due next week, will fix a number of significant issues that have affected users of iOS 4. These include: Bluetooth: an issue in which Bluetooth devices that worked well with previous iPhone models delivered muffled or muddy sound when paired with the iPhone 4. Users experiencing this issue report […]

Slow Safari: Speeding It Up

A variety of factors can cause Safari for Mac OS X to load pages, open new tabs and windows, and perform other operations slowly. Fortunately, there are a few very simple techniques that can provide a dramatic speed boost: Remove Problematic Third-Party Add-Ons: Quit Safari, then check the following locations for third-party items (The ~ […]

iOS 4.1 Beta 3 Reportedly Fixes iPhone 3G Slowness

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the third beta of iOS 4.1, which was recently released to developers but is not yet publicly available, significantly enhances the performance of the iPhone 3G, which was slowed significantly for many users after the initial update to iOS 4.0. Several developers who have updated to iOS 4.1 beta 3 report […]

Slow iPhone 3G after iOS4 Update: More Fixes

Several iPhone 3G users have experienced a significant slowdown, including slow app launching, delayed reactions to taps, and generally poor interface responsiveness, after the iOS 4.0.x update. We previously noted a few fixes for this issue (performing a hard reset, restoring but not from backup and closing extraneous Safari windows) with which users have experienced some […]

iOS 4.1 to Include Performance Improvements for Slow iPhone 3G

As previously reported, a number of iPhone 3G users have experienced a significant degradation in performance after the iOS 4.0 update. iPhone 3GS users generally report across-the-board performance improvements with the new update, but original iPhone 3G users have reported slow app launching, delayed reactions to taps, and generally poor interface responsiveness. Anecdotal evidence from a number […]

iPhone 3G Slow After iOS 4.0 Update

A number of iPhone 3G users have experienced a significant degradation in performance after the iOS 4.0 update. iPhone 3GS users generally report across-the-board performance improvements with the new update, but original iPhone 3G users have reported slow app launching, delayed reactions to taps, and generally poor interface responsiveness. Fixes Perform a “hard reset.” Hold down the […]

Mac OS X 10.6.4: OpenGL Graphics Performance, Artifact Problems (VMware, Steam, Starcraft 2 etc.)

Some users have reported graphics issues, including lags, stalls or slowdowns in video playback, artifacts or corruption (particularly when moving windows) and more after updating to Mac OS X 10.6.4. Users have also reported complete system freezes when exiting a screen saver, sometime in conjunction with VMware. This problem may be accompanied by the error […]

Apple: Unsupported Third-Party Add-Ons May Cause Safari Crashes, Slowness

A few days ago, we noted that some plug-ins and add-ons may be incompatible with the newly released  Safari 5.0, causing crashes. We also noted that uninstalling APE may resolve some Safari 5.0 crash/performance issues. Apple has now echoed this advice in a knowledge base article entitled “Safari: Unsupported third-party add-ons may cause Safari to unexpectedly […]